The Palestinian Health Ministry has announced that the death toll from Israel’s ongoing intensified attacks on the Gaza Strip has risen to 10,328 people.
Ashraf al-Qudra, the spokesman for the Gaza-based Health Ministry, said at a press conference that the casualties included 4,237 children and 2,719 women.
He added that no fewer than 25,956 others have also been wounded as a result of Israeli forces’ attacks on Gaza.
The spokesman called on the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross to protect health facilities and ambulances from Israeli attacks, which have been repeated in recent days.
Earlier, the World Health Organization stressed that the level of death and hardship in the war between Israel and Hamas is hard to fathom.
A spokesman for the UN health bodies highlighted the death tolls on both sides while explaining that an average of 160 children are now being killed each day in Gaza.
Meanwhile, Israel’s defence minister, Yoav Gallant, has declared that their troops are “in the heart of Gaza City.”
Israel launched air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip following a cross-border attack by Hamas on Oct. 7.
The enclave has been thrown into a serious humanitarian disaster as supplies are running low for Gaza’s 2.3 million residents due to the Israeli siege.